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August 9, 2010

Following right along, and expanding

All of these quotes are from Winston Churchill, now applied to our political situation at home and the war on militant Islam abroad (with special emphasis on Obama's shameful, arrogant, naive and uninformed performance to date. Oh . . . and the occasional aside to the militants)

"Good intentions are no match for armed and resolute wickedness."

"The longer you can look back, the farther you can look forward."

"We owe to the Jews in the Christian revelation a system of ethics which, even if it were entirely separated from the supernatural, would be incomparably the most precious possession of mankind, worth in fact the fruits of all other wisdom and learning put together. On that system and by that faith there has been built out of the wreck of the Roman Empire the whole of our existing civilization."

"Silly people might discount the force of the United States." Some say the Americans are soft, others that they will never be united. They will fool around at a distance. They will never come to grips. ... But I have studied the American Civil War, fought out to the last desperate inch. I think of a remark made to me more than 30 years before, that the United States is like 'a gigantic boiler. Once the fire is lighted under it there is no limit to the power it can generate.'" (on the morning after Pearl Harbor)

Posted by Curmudgeon at August 9, 2010 7:44 PM